MONACO (Sporting Alert) — The Monaco Grand Prix Formula One race was halted for a long period following a massive crash involving Williams driver Pastor Maldonado on Sunday.
Maldonado’s crash forced officials to red-flagged race as they repair damage to the Tabac barriers on lap 46 of 78.
The Venezuelan was clipped by Marussia of Max Chilton in an awkward incident that saw his car launched into the air.
He, however, walked away from the accident unhurt, but received treatment.
“It was a massive crash,” Maldonado said. “It was a massive impact, but I am OK.
“I didn’t expect him to drift over as this is a narrow track. This was not good for the team.”
Germany’s Nico Rosberg, driving for Mercedes, is correctly dominating the race and continues to lead with three-time world champion Sebastian Vettel in second and Mark Webber and Lewis Hamilton following.
Although Rosberg is leading the race and seems to be pulling away from the traveling pack in every second, the main focus is in the second pack with Webber and Hamilton battling for the third spot.
Hamilton is desperately trying to force his way to the podium, but Webber is having none of it at the moment.